Title

"You got to apply seriousness": A phenomenological inquiry of Liberian refugees' coping

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

Liberian women's coping with refugee resettlement in the United States was examined. The authors analyzed interviews of 10 women according to van Manen's () hermeneutic phenomenology. Nine themes, grouped within 3 coping categories (adopting culturally sanctioned attitudes, engaging with a new environment, and situating oneself in a narrative), were identified. Implications include the need for counselors to use holistic and advocacy-based counseling approaches and facilitate coping by cultural meaning making of experiences. © 2014 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

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